Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Burnham and Highbridge starts its own Repair Café

Got items that need repairing? Toss it? No way!

Burnham and Highbridge Repair Cafe is organising the first Repair Café in Burnham on Sea at the Waffle Hub, Methodist Church, College Street on Thurs 7th September from 10am-1pm; and also on the Saturday 16th September at The Purple Spoon Cafe, at the YMCA Highbridge at 10am-1pm.

Everything will centre on making repairs. Various volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs, free of charge.  Tools and materials will also be on hand.  People visiting the Repair Café can bring along their broken items from home e.g. toasters, lamps, hair dryers, clothes, bikes, toys and crockery, anything that is broken is welcome.  Many of those things will be repairable.  The Repair Café volunteers have a wide range of skills between them; electrical, sewing, general repairs to furniture, general DIY and jewelry specialists, and will almost always have the know-how.

By promoting repairs, the Repair Café wants to help reduce mountains of waste. This is necessary, according to Biddy Hammond, one of the lead organisers. “We still throw away piles of stuff in this country.  Even things which practically have nothing wrong with them and which could easily be used again after a simple repair.  Unfortunately, many people have forgotten that they can have things repaired, the Repair Café wants to change all that. But above all, Repair Café just wants to show how much fun repairing things can be and how easy it often is.”

Repair Café is also meant to put neighbours in touch with each other in a new way and to discover that a lot of know-how and practical skills can be found close to home.

Cllr Barbara Vickers points out that repairs can save money and resources and can help minimise CO2 emissions. ” Volunteers have been working through the summer preparing to launch the Repair Café in September.  I am glad the Town Council has taken an active role in helping this project get off the ground as part of its Climate and Ecology Strategy. There is a wealth of skills out there and it is brilliant seeing people coming together to share their skills, and giving up their time for a community project like this. If you have skills you could share and would like to be involved with the repairs, please email: bosandhbrepaircafe@gmail.com

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


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